Boy oh boy was that chocolate-cherry bread good!!!
I ate more than my share of the innards in our test loaf
The staff agreed it was fab
I also discovered a lovely package of dates from our family friend Tracy! She is a California date aficionado!
After my photoshoot and taste-test, I went to Whole Foods to pick up a few things – mostly fruit and veg because we have a ton of meals in our fridge right now! Pasta salad, meatloaf from Karen ready to be cooked, leftover refried beans, salmon and more!
I found myself in the cereal aisle after all of our discussions lately about kinds. There are so many wonderful cereals, but I am drawn to WF brand because it’s so much less expensive than the $5-a-box options.
I ended up with two boxes in my hand – plain + boring wheat squares (aka Mini Wheats) and FROSTED wheat squares. In college my roommate and I would eat the frosted mini wheats we took from our eating house kitchen by the handful! So good. [Hi Megan!]
But as I studied the nutrition facts between the two today, I noticed 11 grams of sugar verses zero grams and 30 extra (sugary) calories in the frosted. I imagined myself eating it with milk and banana, and the sugar seemed unnecessary. So I did the right thing and got the plain.
PLEASE TELL ME I WON’T REGRET IT!! Because I have been ever since!
Tonight for dinner, Matt and I took Karen out for Restaurant Week to Orzo!
Such a delicious restaurant tucked away in Main Street Market.
Love that every table gets hummus + pita!
Restaurant Week here is 3 courses for $26 (yeah!)
I started with the mussels, sunken in a LOVELY garlicky cream sauce. I also tasted Matt’s artichoke + white bean bruschetta – mm!
For my main course I had the Slow Cooked Arrabbiata with Beef + Pork Meatballs [local!] and a heapin’ helpin’ of fresh basil over penne. The dish was incredible and I have about 70% of it leftover to eat for lunches!
Matt ordered the same Neapolitan Baked Penne that we had the last time we visited [um…barely remember that dinner!]. It was just as good!
I had the Pot de Crème
Karen chose the Italian Citrus Cake (which was excellent!)
And Matt chose the rice pudding, which we were all too full to eat (somehow there is always room for chocolate and cake though!?)
Hoping to read a chapter of Hunger Games Part II before I fall asleep!